Posts Tagged ‘The Prophet Bar’

Tonight: Jonquil at Prophet Bar

Posted by    |    April 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am

Oxford, UK quartet Jonquil, notable for their  afro-indie pop beats, is embarking on their first US national tour supporting their recently released album Point Of Go. We caught up with frontman Hugo Manuel to chat about the band’s time at SXSW, how they use accents to their advantage, and that time sheep flocked to their recording studio.

You recently wrapped up a stint at SXSW 2012. How was the SXSW experience?

Very tiring and slightly stressful, but completely rewarding and excellent. I think this year what defined it for us was the abundance of swimming. We had a nice pool and a bit of time off…so we managed to get some good swimming in every day. Lots of Marco Polo and underwater handstands. That’s what we’re all about.

Have you been to Dallas? What comes to mind when you think of Dallas? 

Never been before. I wasn’t sure it was a real place. I thought it was a TV show. (more…)

Interview with Matt Pelham of The Features

Posted by    |    January 26th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I don’t know exactly what it is, but there is something about a man with a southern accent that drives girls mad. Tennessee band the Features will arrive in Dallas tomorrow, January 27th, at the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum, in support of their new album, Wilderness (8 out of 10 stars by SPIN Magazine). Along with a refreshingly eclectic sound, attendees will surely experience an earful of charming southern twang as lead singer Matt Pelham engages his audience. I caught up with Pelham to chat about friends Kings of Leon and find out what exactly you should buy him at the bar.

If you could write the future for the Features what would you want the band to accomplish in five years’ time?

Mainly, if we could just get to a point where we’re able to tour and record records, not have day jobs and just be able to play music, that would be ideal.

Kings of Leon proclaimed your band to be “the best undiscovered band around”, what does that feel like?

It’s extremely flattering. It’s nice of anyone to say that [laughs]. It’s quite a compliment. I don’t know that it’s changed anything, we still just do what we’ve always done. (more…)

Wallpaper. at the Prophet Bar

Posted by    |    August 16th, 2011 at 10:46 am

I have no idea what color Ricky Reed’s eyes are. The frontman for Wallpaper. wears his signature fedora and sunglasses in promotional photos, and his stage presence is no different. Though any personality emitting from his eyes is shielded, his stage presence is off-the-wall hyped-up ridiculousness.

At the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum, Reed and his bandmates are using the stage as a trampoline; tuck jumping and rebounding in figure eights from behind the microphone stands. His synchronous drummers are each rapping upon half a drum set as Reed transitions into a military march to the beat in his TOMS shoes.

Sounds like: 3OH!3; Chingy circa 2003.

Looks like: 1985 called and wants its parachute pants and neon T’s back.

Deep Ellum reminded me of New York City on the night of the concert. As I turned a corner nearing the venue, the tiny entryway was surrounded by people dressed in dark clothing; smoking cigarettes, nonchalantly draped against the building façade. I made my way into a large room full of people, all gathered for a similar cause. The Wallpaper. concert was like watching the band perform in a garage: two drummers, prerecorded instrumentals and a hell of a good time. (more…)

The Semi-Local Location-Jumping Hailing from Two Continents but Really is From Dallas Band That is Taking Over Our Radar Screen: The Daylights

Posted by    |    May 6th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Currently on their first headlining tour, prodigal band The Daylights sat down with YouPlusDallas to tell us about their music, origin, and fan affiliation.

“What a couch!” guitarist and vocalist Ran Jackson exclaims before shaking my hand and introducing himself. We’re in the green room of The Prophet Bar, where a worn, mustard yellow sofa sits against the wall, beckoning the band to have a seat for their on-camera interview. “I think we’re going to need to take a bath after we get off this couch,” he jokes. The band is relaxed and down to earth, cracking jokes with each other a few hours before they go onstage. “So what history does this room have?” Ran questions. Drummer Svend Lerche, with his dark hair and unexpectedly bright blue eyes, guesses the rainbow of colors the room may have seen before living up to its namesake. “It’s very green,” he offers, but Ran disagrees.“[It’s] more of like a green tea – matcha green tea.” I can relax a little now – it’s refreshing to know that the up-and-coming rock stars have an authentic sense of humor. (more…)

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: The Daylights at The Prophet Bar

Posted by    |    May 6th, 2011 at 11:41 am

The Daylights at The Prophet Bar 4.22.11

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The Daylights: Massive Sound, Mini Stage

Posted by    |    May 5th, 2011 at 5:11 pm


The Daylights may have formed in Los Angeles, but brothers Ran and Ricky Jackson are birth certificate-bearing Dallasites. Drummer Svend Lerche boasts a European passport, but he likes it here, so we’ll let his citizenship slide. Hailing from Red Oak, Texas, and having recently released their debut album, the band is currently on their first headlining tour. YouPlusDallas ventured to The Prophet Bar last week to interview the band, as seen in the above video.

On stage, The Daylights give off a bit of they-might-be-British-but-they’re-actually-just-that-cool vibe, reminiscent of The Killers (who are actually from Vegas, despite Brandon Flowers’s convincingly fabricated accent). “Your prodigal sons have returned,” Ran announces, walking onto a dark stage. “It’s good to be back in Dallas.” Satellite-like lights surround the stage and emit a blaringly bright fluorescent glow as soon as they plug in. With a sound bigger than their present popularity, it doesn’t matter that the band is playing on a stage the size of a New York City apartment; they make no compromises. (more…)

Rock & Roll For Your Soul Invades Deep Ellum Tonight!

Posted by    |    April 8th, 2011 at 11:04 am

Former KoRn guitarist and current Dallasite Brian “HEAD” Welch co-headlines a show tonight with GRAMMY® nominated rock band Decyfer Down in the big room at The Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum on the latest stop of their “Over My Head” tour. Slated to open the show are The Letter Black and emerging band The Wedding. (more…)

Emilie Autumn @ The Profit Bar

Posted by    |    March 9th, 2011 at 2:46 am

Emilie Autumn played the The Prophet Bar in Dallas, Texas on 03.08.2011.


Emilie Autumn

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Laura’s lineup for the remainder of 2010: Confessions of a venue-hopper

Posted by    |    November 30th, 2010 at 11:36 am

The Fall touring season is wrapping up like the VMAs during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech – but like Kanye’s incessant need to anger everyone in a 10-foot radius — it ain’t stoppin’ yet. Here are the shows I’m looking forward to before 2010 is Seacrest out.

TONIGHT 11/30: Blonde Redhead at the Granada Theater

TOMORROW 12/1: Needtobreathe at House of Blues Dallas. Don’t know them? Browse album The Heat – catchy contemporary rock riffs will have you singing along in your car (who cares if people stare). Also, if you enjoy the movie P.S. I Love You, this band will serve as your own trail of love notes. (more…)